For our 2012 Challenge, The Brambler and I decided to do categories instead of challenges by month. It frees us up to challenge ourselves in various categories, but not be forced to fit certain things within a month. Here are the categories:
1. 10 Children's books
2. 10 Juvenile Fiction books
3. 10 Young Adult books
4. 10 Nonfiction books
5. 10 Classics
6. 10 Church books
7. 10 General Fiction published no earlier than 2000
8. 10 Books from your to-read list on Goodreads (if you are a member) that were added prior to 2012
9. 10 "Choose Your Own Category" books
10. 10 Other
With the "choose your own category," it's a category of your choice. The "Other" category is for books that don't fit into any of the other categories. Or if you've filled the other categories, I suppose you could dump surplus there. Basically anything could go into "Other." We decided that the first 10 books in each category will be 10 points. Any successive will be 5 points. Except for the picture books (which I believe go in the "Children's category). I believe they will still only count as .1 point. And that for books to reach 5 or 10 points, they must have at least 80 pages.
For my "Choose Your Own" category, I'm going to "honor" the 100th anniversary of the Titanic and read Titanic books--fiction and nonfiction. And with the classics, I'm considering the Dickens challenge that I read about on Old-Fashioned Charm. Three levels. Read or re-read 3, 5, or 10 books. Being in love with some great Dickens film adaptations, I look forward to reading the original works to not only compare but have one more reason to watch them. (Like I needed that!) So I'm going to try for 5 Dickens.
Should be fun! Happy Reading to you all in 2012!